A team made up entirely of non-swimmers called The Apprentices, which includes Steve Hogg, Chairman of the Skipton Swimarathon Committee, are nearing the end of the their training for the 2013 Skipton Swimarathon which takes place at Beau Sejour from 2nd to 6th October.
As non swimmers, all of the team have faced and overcome their own challenges in order to be ready for the event next week.
At the beginning of the year a length was out of reach for any of the team. However, motivated by a variety a reasons ranging from a determination to overcome a fear of the water, to a desire to be able to enjoy a swim with their family, all have learned to swim and will play a full part in the ‘Apprentice’ team effort in October. It all goes to prove “you’re never too old to learn”.
The Skipton Swimarathon is a fun, family orientated event now in its 37th year which raises money for local good causes in Guernsey. This year the event has pledged to donate at least £25,000 towards the re-development and refurbishment of the children’s playground at Saumarez Park.
If you’ve not got a team together yet, join in now. The event is open to teams of four or more people. Swimmers can get together as family groups, friends, from clubs, schools and of course company teams are most welcome.
For more information or to register, visit www.swimarathon.org.